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The Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities, funded by an RGC grant, is established with an aim to serve as a base for academic activities within the OUHK. The Institute will promote and conduct research that can generate new knowledge and shed light on new ways of teaching in the creative industries and the humanities. Under the Institute there are two centres, namely, Digital Humanities Research Centre and Digital Culture Research Centre, which probe the increasing role that digital-based environments play in the contemporary world. The Institute is set up as a forward-looking initiative in addressing the changes and new possibilities of research in digital culture and digital humanities, and as far as possible to inform teaching in the related areas.

Structure of the Institute

Under the leadership of Institute Director, Professor Kwok-kan Tam, the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities aims to promote interest, research and interaction by academics and industrial practitioners in relevant disciplines in Digital Culture and Humanities. The Institute comprises two research centres:

(1) Digital Humanities Research Centre - led by Centre Director Dr Anna Tso, this centre will devise projects that study how digital culture has revolutionized humanities in terms of production, the form of presentation, interpretation, study and research. Major projects include:

(a)   Digital Culture, the Humanities and New Possibilities for Teaching and Research;

(b)   Digital Chinese Literature; and

(c)   E-Book vs Print? A Study on Behaviour of Information Seeking.

(2) Digital Culture Research Centre - led by Centre Director Dr Sunny Lam, this centre will design projects that study social and artistic impacts in the emergence of digital culture, especially how changes in the form of cultural production affects expression in art and communication.  Major projects include:

(a)   Surrealism in 4D;

(b)   The Digitization of Chinese Paintings in Hong Kong;

(c)   Digital Chinese Ink in Contemporary Art;

(d)   Digital Natives and New Media Culture in China; and

(e)   Projection Mapping Technologies and Their Uses: Hong Kong and EU Countries.

Advisors of the Institute

The Institute is honoured to have Professor Frode Helland of University of Oslo, Professor Julie Holledge of Flinders University and Mr Haipeng Li of University of California, Merced as advisors of the Institute. 

Activities of the Institute

Conferences and seminars will be organized with an aim to promote research and publish research findings. Specialists will be invited to give talks and seminars on latest developments in the industry. Conferences will be organized to promote close links between the industry and tertiary education.


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Modified Date: Sep 14, 2016